- Audio CD (April 19, 2005)
- Number of Discs: 1
- Label: Cornerstone Ras
- ASIN: B0007VF1VA
- Average Customer Review: 16 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #327,731 in CDs & Vinyl (See Top 100 in CDs & Vinyl)
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Born in Bermuda, Mishka lived with his parents on a sailboat from the age of three onwards. Lyrically, his favorite similes are of the sea he has a bulging notebook of "ocean songs." In conversation, he looks back without evident nostalgia or myth-making on an early life growing up at sea. While other children were glued to the television and video games, Mishka was offered endless hours in which to reflect, draw, read and write.
Fast-forward to the present, and you find a man in his mid-twenties whose songs sound like the work of a young Sam Cooke mixed with shades of Bob Marley and that indefinable something that heralds a great pop record. Attempting to analyze that "X factor" only adds to the mystery. As Mishka reminds us: "People always check out your influences, but you dont really know what your influences are. It might be a bird singing while youre walking down the street or a breeze going past you. That could be what makes you want to write a song."
"A beautiful, sincere mixture of reggae and folk with all the organic textures of hand-picked guitar and sun-kissed drumming." -- The Source
"A distinctive vocal style unlike anything around at the moment." -- Music Week
"Instantly memorable and totally like nothing else around." -- Flipside